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Southside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland (South Side)
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Ranked #50 of 444 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a very lovely B&B. Grand house, gorgeous rooms, great location (20 minutes walk to everything), amazing breakfasts and even a snifter waiting at the top of the stairs to welcome you home. Franco was the icing on the cake. Utterly charming and the epitome of a 5* host (hotels everywhere take note!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely guest house, full of character and old fashioned charm. Franco and Lynne are excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The property is situated on a main road but we didn't experience any traffic noise from our room (room no. 1 on the first floor). The guest house is in an excellent location for visiting the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a lovely B&B. At the last minute my husband couldn't meet me in Edinburgh but Franco and Lynne looked after me superbly. Breakfast was wonderful, my room was spotless and very comfortable. Franco made sure I had maps and directions to get to the center of the city. It was a lovely walk either via the Meadows or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed in a lot of nice accommodation over our month in the UK, but Southside stood out on top. Franco & Lynne run a tip-top B&B, with Franco being our main host. He is a charming man in English or Italian. He knows the names of all his guests and remembers their preferences from day to day. The attention... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here to attend Hogmanay in Edinburgh. The guesthouse is about a 20-25 minute walk to the main centre, an ideal location to escape the main hustle & bustle. The guest house is beautifully designed and maintained well, I love the effort they've put in to maintain such a high standard. On each floor there was a book case... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Franco and Lynne's stylish B and B was a perfect place for a few nights' stay. A complimentary glass of Buck's Fizz to round off a tasty breakfast; a strong selection of DVDs and books to choose from; a decanter of single malt on the landing to help yourself to a nip of at the end of the day; good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Franco was the perfect host who could be found each morning in the dining room, serving up beautiful breakfasts. The rooms were stylish and well appointed. The ensuite was huge and very functional. We had the top floor which was a bit of a hike up the stairs because there's no lift. But it was worth it because it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I read the reviews and decided to book for my 40th birthday. The accommodation is wonderful but very very noisy. Our room was comfortable but as it sits on a busy road there is alot of traffic noise. The worst of the noise came from the plumbing next door whenever the guest there used the facilities. I wouldnt recommend the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Your hosts are friendly and knowledgeable. The room tastefully decorated, with an extra little touch of a complimentary whiskey left on the landing at night time as a night cap. Lots of hot water. Breakfast very good with an excellent choice of buffet and cooked. They seem to have thought of nearly evetything, even the use of umbrellas in case... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Only few words are needed to say about Southside, warm, friendly and extremely tasteful (I know this is a personal opinion) especially the wee dram before bed and the breakfast. Besides this there are great places nearby to eat out. Well done Franco and Lynne

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Address: 8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Southside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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